Simply put, the purpose of life is to make ourselves happy, and the purpose of the universe is to make us happy.
The universe is happy, and that’s all that matters. That’s the only goal.
The purpose for anything is “to do what we want.” There is no purpose to doing what you want to do. The purpose is to do what you do. “I don’t know what you want me to do, but I do it anyway.
This is the type of thinking that leads to so many bad things in our lives.
Sometimes, we just want to do whatever we want to do, but we forget that we are the ones who set the purpose, so we have to change our behavior. We have to be more careful about what we want to do. We have to stop thinking that the only purpose in life is to be happy, and start thinking that the only purpose is to do what we want to do.
Here’s a good example of this type of thinking. I read this quote by William James, which he said that “The only purpose for which any one can be justified is that of his own sake”.
This is the type of thinking that leads people to commit acts of violence. So for instance, I see a man on a busy street. He’s on a motorcycle and he’s not paying attention to the traffic. He looks up at the sky and says, “I’m going to do that.” I say, “You can’t do that. You’re not paying attention. You’re not paying attention.” He says, “No. I’m paying attention.
We are all susceptible to the feeling that we are not paying attention, because we are unaware of our own attention. But most of the time, we are not paying attention to our own attention. We are, instead, paying attention to something else, such as, our own desires, our own needs, our own hopes, our own dreams.
In our previous article we discussed how to be aware of the different types of attention.
I just spent an entire hour trying to find a way to create and post this video without it coming up as a “no, please don’t do this” and instead, it came up as an “I love you, I’m really sorry, I can’t help thinking about this” video. But I decided to just let it slide. The point was that your attention is more than just a default mode of thinking.